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My Last Duchess and Other Poems

My Last Duchess and Other Poems

  • Author: Robert Browning
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486114252
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 128
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Features 42 works, among them a number of the Victorian master's famed dramatic monologues, plus such memorable masterworks as "Love among the Ruins," "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "Home Thoughts from Abroad." Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

MY LAST DUCHESS

MY LAST DUCHESS

Dramatic Lyrics from one of the most important Victorian poets and playwrights, regarded as a sage and philosopher-poet, known for Porphyria's Lover, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Book and the Ring

  • Author: Robert Browning
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8027236320
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 482
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This eBook edition of "MY LAST DUCHESS" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. My Last Duchess is a poem, frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue. It first appeared in 1842 in Browning's Dramatic Lyrics. The poem is written in 28 rhymed couplets of iambic pentameter. The poem is set during the late Italian Renaissance. The speaker (presumably the Duke of Ferrara) is giving the emissary of the family of his prospective new wife (presumably a third or fourth since Browning could have easily written 'second' but did not do so) a tour of the artworks in his home. He draws a curtain to reveal a painting of a woman, explaining that it is a portrait of his late wife; he invites his guest to sit and look at the painting. Robert Browning (1812 - 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are often musicians or painters whose work functions as a metaphor for poetry.

Jabberwocky and Other Poems

Jabberwocky and Other Poems

  • Author: Lewis Carroll
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486113299
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 64
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Includes 34 nonsense verses and parodies: "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," and many others.

The Egg and Other Stories

The Egg and Other Stories

  • Author: Sherwood Anderson
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486414119
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 133
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Published two years after the innovative, influential 1919 masterpiece Winesburg, Ohio, this collection of short stories solidified the author's reputation as a major American writer. These stories explore intriguing psychological depths, redolent with personal epiphanies, erotic undercurrents, and sudden eruptions of passion among seemingly repressed, inarticulate Midwesterners.

The Story of the Amistad

The Story of the Amistad

  • Author: Emma Gelders Sterne
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486111415
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 128
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Gripping tale of the epic 1839 revolt, aboard the schooner Amistad, of Africans bound for slavery in the New World. Young readers will thrill to the book's "you-are-there" flavor.

The Oil Jar and Other Stories

The Oil Jar and Other Stories

  • Author: Luigi Pirandello
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486154793
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 96
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Celebrated title story plus "Little Hut," "Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law," "Citrons from Sicily," "With Other Eyes," "A Voice," and 5 other tales from the 1934 Nobel Prize-winning author.

Song of Myself

Song of Myself

  • Author: Walt Whitman
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486113175
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 64
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It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers of revised editions will find this version surprising, and often superior.

Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics

  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048611564X
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 256
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Enduringly profound treatise, whose lasting effect on Western philosophy continues to resonate. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic truth.

The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

  • Author: George Eliot
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486114546
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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DIVThe tale of Maggie Tulliver explores the conflicts of love and loyalty and the friction between desire and moral responsibility in an accurate, evocative depiction of English rural life. /div

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

  • Author: John Dryden
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486153924
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 96
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Essential works of the renowned 17th-century poet include "Annus Mirabilis," "Absalom and Achitophel," "Mac Flecknoe," "Songs from Marriage à la Mode," "To the Memory of Mr. Oldham," "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day," more.